Welcome to our third summer workshop series. This series is for the family! Bring a young one to the Keiki Polynesian Dance and learn some basic moves to catchy Polynesian music. Then stay and talk story while making your very own lei. Wear your new lei to the third workshop while learning a Tahitian Aparima. Aparimas are the slower Tahitian dances that are more similar to Hawaiian Hulas.
Suz, Connie, Steph & Lauren
Sunday August 12th
Keiki Polynesian Dance Workshop
Learn how to keep the beat of the Tahitian drums with your hips while telling a story with your hands. Pakakina is the Tahitian version of "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes!" Keiki will also learn basic poi ball skills to Hoki Hoki. Parents are welcome to stay to watch or join in on the fun!
Lei Making Workshop
Come enjoy this favorite Hawaiian pastime with your Aloha Style Ohana. Bring your own flowers (you will need 24-50 flower heads depending on type of flower and size) or be sure to pre-purchase with us by August 7 for Orchids heads.
Tahitian Aparima Workshop
If Tahitian dance is new to you it may seem a little intimidating. With practice anyone can dance Tahitian! Learning an Aparima is an easy way to get introduced to this unique style of dance. Aparimas are slower Tahitian dances that tell a graceful story with the hands but just to be sure you don't confuse the dance with hula there are always a few of those exciting sharp hip movements. This workshop will teach Uha Hiti Te Marama.
Work up an appetite? Stay for dinner at one of our local favorites!
Want to make your own Pau? It's pretty simple but we will walk you through the steps and help you to make your own. Bring your own fabric (you will need 3-5 yards) or pre-order from us when you reserve your spot in the Pau Making Workshop.
Already have a pau? Make a matching pau top and sleeves to complete the outfit! (you will need about 2 yards)
* Otea *
Time to take things up a notch and get those grass skirts flying. This workshop will focus on Tahitian Otea technique and choreography.
Seasonal Memberships *Coming this Fall*
Love taking classes but can't commit to a year? Become a seasonal member and pay for a block of classes (4 months) at a discounted rate. The following Mini-Memberships will be available beginning this Fall 2018 with early purchase available in August.